The Architect s Studio Companion

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118097998
Format: PDF
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The architect's favorite handbook—now in an up-to-date, new edition! The Architect's Studio Companion is the labor-saving design resource that architects, engineers, and builders have relied on for years. Now in its Fifth Edition, this industry standard maintains its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, environmental, and life safety systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable designers to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. Complete with a convenient flex binding that lies flat for easy use, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fifth Edition gives you quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for the preliminary design of: structural systems; heating, cooling, and electrical systems; building code height and area limits; exit stairways and other egress provisions; accessibility regulations; surface parking and structured parking garages; and daylight provisions. Additionally, this new edition gives you: The most current building codes in the United States and Canada New coverage of passive heating and cooling systems Guidelines for designing for natural ventilation Extensively updated structural design guidelines Packed with useful information, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fifth Edition is the definitive resource that no architect should be without.

The Architect s Studio Companion

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471736228
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The architect's favorite handbook-more informative and easier to use than ever! The Architect's Studio Companion is the laborsaving design resource that architects and builders have relied on for years. Now in its fourth edition, this industry standard continues its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, mechanical, and egress systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable the designer to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes and get on with the design. Now in a flex binding that makes it even easier to use, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fourth Edition provides quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for selecting, configuring, and sizing: * Structural systems * Heating, cooling, and electrical systems * Egress provisions, including exit stairways, parking garages, and parking lots * Daylight provisions The book concludes with precalculated tables of building code height and area limitations.

The Architect s Studio Companion

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN:
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No design studio should be without this reference. Beautifully designed, logically organized, and clearly written. Designed for quick access to technical and building code information with readable charts, graphs, tables, and concise learning units. Information presented is useful for buildings of any size and occupancy, from the smallest residence to the largest complex. Page-edge index tabs and a comprehensive system of cross reference guides make for easy access. Illustrated with hundreds of line drawings. Employs both conventional and metric units throughout.

Architectural Detailing

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118881990
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Reviews recent built works and extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or for additional aspects of existing patterns"--

Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture

Author: Kiel Moe
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568987453
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The author takes a comprehensive look at projects that exemplify approaches to this field. From museums to residences, from office buildings to universities and yoga centers, this book showcases 28 examples of integrated design that cut across building types, budgets, climates, and locales.

The Structural Basis of Architecture

Author: Bjorn N. Sandaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135666873
Format: PDF
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This is a book about structures that shows students how to "see" structures as integral to architecture, and how knowledge of structures is the basis for understanding both the mechanical and conceptual aspects inherent to the art of building. Analyzing the structural principles behind many of the best known works of architecture from past and present alike, this book places the subject within a contemporary context. The subject matter is approached in a qualitative and discursive manner, and is illustrated by many photographs of architectural projects and structural behaviour diagrams. This new edition is revised and updated throughout, includes worked-out examples, and is perfect as either an introductory structures course text or as a designer’s sourcebook for inspiration.

Form and Forces

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118174259
Format: PDF
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Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.

Architects Data

Author: Ernst Neufert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405192534
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text is an essential aid in the initial design and planning of a building project. Organised largely by building type, it covers user requirements, planning criteria, basic dimensions and considerations of function and siting.

How Buildings Work

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198036661
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Illustrated with hundreds of illuminating line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stands up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, grows old, and dies--and why some buildings do this so much better than others. Drawing on things he's learned from the many buildings he himself designed (and in some cases built with his own hands), Edward Allen explains complex phenomena such as the role of the sun in heating buildings and the range of structural devices that are used for support, from trusses and bearing walls to post-tensioned concrete beams and corbeled vaults. He stresses the importance of intelligent design in dealing with such problems as overheating and overcooling, excessive energy use, leaky roofs and windows, fire safety, and noisy interiors. He serves up some surprises: thermal insulation is generally a better investment than solar collectors; board fences are not effective noise barriers; there's one type of window that can be left open during a rainstorm. The new edition emphasizes "green" architecture and eco-conscious design and construction. It features a prologue on sustainable construction, and includes new information on topics such as the collapse of the World Trade Center, sick building syndrome, and EIFS failures and how they could have been prevented. Allen also highlights the array of amazing new building materials now available, such as self-cleaning glass, photovoltaics, transparent ceramics, cloud gel, and super-high-strength concrete and structural fibers. Edward Allen makes it easy for everyone--from armchair architects and sidewalk superintendents to students of architecture and construction--to understand the mysteries and complexities of even the largest building, from how it recycles waste and controls the movement of air, to how it is kept alive and growing.

Analysing Architecture

Author: Simon Unwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317810953
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now in its fourth edition, Analysing Architecture has become internationally established as the best introduction to architecture. Aimed primarily at those wishing to become professional architects, it also offers those in disciplines related to architecture (from archaeology to stage design, garden design to installation art), a clear and accessible insight into the workings of this rich and fascinating subject. With copious illustrations from his own notebooks, the author dissects examples from around the world and all periods of history to explain underlying strategies in architectural design and show how drawing may be used as a medium for analysis. This new edition of Analysing Architecture is revised and expanded. Notably, the chapter on ‘Basic Elements of Architecture’ has been enlarged to discuss the ‘powers’ various architectural elements offer the architect. Three new chapters have been added to the section on ‘Themes in Spatial Organisation’, covering ‘Occupying the In-between’, ‘Inhabited Wall’ and ‘Refuge and Prospect’. Two new examples – a Mud House from Kerala, India and the Mongyo-tei (a tea house) from Kyoto, Japan – have been added to the ‘Case Studies’ at the end of the book. The ‘Select Bibliography’ has been expanded and the ‘Index’ revised. Works of architecture are instruments for managing, orchestrating, modifying our relationship with the world around us. They frame just about everything we do. Architecture is complex, subtle, frustrating... but ultimately extremely rewarding. It can be a difficult discipline to get to grips with; nothing in school quite prepares anyone for the particular demands of an architecture course. But this book will help. Analysing Architecture is the foundation volume of a series of books by Simon Unwin exploring the workings of architecture. Other books in the series include Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand and Exercises in Architecture.